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message 1: by Louise, Group Founder (last edited Oct 18, 2017 02:46PM) (new)

Louise | 680 comments Mod
As I am going to be away and out of internet range for the first half of November, December nominations are going up early.

I know December is a busy time for a lot of us with holidays and family events. I know, personally, that I normally spend a lot of time huddled up on the sofa watching various book to screen adaptations (lets face it, normally a Dickens at Christmas) with my family so, for December, our group read we will be a book with a TV or Film Adaptation

1. Book must be by a female author (transwomen and women using male pseudonyms are women).
2. Book must have been adapted for film or TV.
3. No books that have already been group reads (see our list of previous reads)
4. You cannot nominate your own book.

How to Nominate:
1. Give both the title of the book and the author's name when nominating to avoid mix-ups. Title only nominations will be ignored
2. Please use the 'add book/author' button when nominating - otherwise it becomes hard to distinguish and in a long thread your nomination may be missed.
3. Please provide a link to proof of an adaptation (e.g., IMDB page)
4. Try to avoid using this thread for chatter as it makes it very hard to locate what are actual nominations and what is just discussion.
5. One nomination per person.

Nominations will close on the 18 October when the Poll will go up

Nominations so far
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
Small Island by Andrea Levy

message 2: by Mimimimimi (last edited Oct 11, 2017 03:49PM) (new)

Mimimimimi | 10 comments I nominate Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi!

And here's a link to the movie.

message 3: by Anabela (last edited Oct 11, 2017 04:03PM) (new)

message 4: by Kairia (new)

Kairia I nominate The Giver by Lois Lowry.

The movie can be found here:

message 6: by Isabelle (new)

Isabelle (iamaya) | 91 comments Hello, I would like to nominate Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel by Hilary Mantel. Here si the link to the TV adaptation

message 7: by Karin (new)

Karin I would like to nominate North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

message 8: by Carol (last edited Oct 16, 2017 02:16AM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1805 comments Mod
I nominate Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays. It was made into a movie released in 1972 and starring Tuesday Weld and Tony Perkins. The movie is described at this Wiki link:

message 9: by Cam (new)

Cam | 95 comments I would like to nominate Small Island by Andrea Levy (Small Island, by Andrea Levy). It was turned into a two-part film by the BBC in 2009 with Naomie Harris (Bond films, Moonlight, Mandela) and David Oyelowo (Selma) amongst others.

message 10: by Louise, Group Founder (new)

Louise | 680 comments Mod
Nominations closed. Poll up soon

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